You deserve someone who will love you unconditionally. Someone who won’t waver on their decision to stay with you when you are swamped with depression or anxiety. Someone who won’t instinctively run away when things get hard. Someone who won’t abandon you when you need them the most.
You deserve someone who will treat you the way that all of your exes should have treated you. Someone who will actually meet your standards. Someone who will give you the respect and the honesty that you have earned from the start.
You deserve someone who will not only say that they have strong feelings for you, but will take action to prove those words. Someone who will put in effort to plan dates and share secrets and occasionally be romantic. Someone who will do whatever possible to keep your relationship strong.
You deserve someone who will make you feel loved every damn day, not someone who makes you wonder whether or not their feelings have changed overnight. You deserve someone who gives out their affection and attention freely without you needing to beg for it. You deserve someone who isn’t afraid to tell the world how they feel about you because they feel lucky to have you.
You deserve someone who loves you, even though they have seen every one of your flaws. Someone who accepts that you are the kind of person who overthinks and overreacts. Someone who doesn’t care that you are never going to be a size zero or consider yourself a perfect ten. Someone who loves you just the way that you are.
You deserve someone who never holds back their love. Someone who grabs your hand in public, no matter who is around to watch. Someone who kisses you on the forehead as often as the neck. Someone who says I love you every single time they feel the urge, because you deserve to hear those words as much as humanly possible.
You deserve unlimited love from the person who promises you forever. From the person who swears you mean more to them than anyone else.
Of course, you also deserve love from your close friends and family members. You deserve to surround yourself with people who see the best in you, not people who tear you down, not people who point out your flaws, not people who make you feel like you are never going to achieve enough.
Most of all, you deserve love from yourself. You need to stop overthinking every little thing that you do. You need to stop criticizing yourself in a way you would never dream of criticizing anyone else. You need to stop assuming that there is something horrifically wrong with you, that you mess up every good thing that enters your life. You need to stop acting like you are lesser, like you do not deserve happiness. You need to learn to love yourself. You need to use your soft heart to see the good in yourself.
Because, no matter what you have tricked yourself into believing, you are deserving of love.